Hope this is not a strange question but after taking sertraline for 3 weeks now...

Posted , 2 users are following.

I'm wonderting what normal will feel like.  I read discussions where they are feeling back to normal but it's been so long that I felt great and happy I'm wondering what normal will be.  If one day I wake up and don't have to fight off side effects or obsessed thinking?  I do everyday things and try to make the best of it but actually it just feels like my heart is not into it.  My doc did Ativan to carry me through the side effects of sertraline. 

Part of this scares me because this sort of thinking could cause me to go into another anxiety attack because I don't feel like old self.  I guess I could cexplain it as preoccupied or brain fog, certainly not clear thinking.

Any thoughts?  Thank you.  Barb

0 likes, 4 replies

4 Replies

  • Posted

    Hi Barb

    i have been on sertraline for just over 2 weeks and am having wierd thoughts from 1800hrs, I'm totally tired and went to bed, got up, went again, got up this is my 5th time on getting up and my eyes are really heavy, I have been ok ish all week but now omg I don't want these thoughts no more as I'm pushing my wife away again :-( 

    • Posted

      Hanky.. I hope as time goes by the medication will kick in.  Other posters have said 3 - 4 weeks to start feeling better. I started my 3 rd week today.  Yeah!  I hope you start feeling better soon.  Talk to your wife, it helps to talk and talk and talk.  My husband's probably sick of me talking but sometimes I just don't know what else to do.
    • Posted

      hey barb :-)

      i was talking till 0400hrs. Zzzzzzzz lol  we are great today and I feel a little better and my negative thoughts are fading as I had wonderful thoughts today :-) 17 days now with sertraline & QUETIAPINE plus I got my 4th week on CBT Tuesday evening and I cannot wait, have the tabs kicked in for you ??

    • Posted

      Actually feeling better today.  Mornings are the roughest for me.  Still a little jittery.  I'm only on 25mg of sertraline but originally my doc wanted me to cut that in half.  I'm drug sensitive and she thought the big side effects I was having was because of too high of dose.  I stayed at the 25mg dose.  My Internal Med doc didn't seem to know a lot about zoloft for side effects........or anxieity and depression for that matter.  I'm looking for a psych NP that could possibly handle my care in this department.  I'm glad to hear your doing better.


Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the community to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the community are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the community is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.